Reminder: Use Your Chase Sapphire Preferred for Dining and Earn 3X Points Today

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UPDATE:   The Chase Sapphire Preferred no longer earns 3X points on the 1st Friday of the month.

If you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you can earn 3X points on dining today.

With Chase Sapphire Preferred you get 2X points for dining every day.  But on the 1st Friday of the month you earn 1 extra point per dollar when eating out.

Reminder Use Your Chase Sapphire Preferred For Dining And Earn 3X Points Today

3X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Gives You an Excuse to Order Dessert

How You Can Earn Even MORE Points

You can double dip by registering your Chase Sapphire Preferred card with Rewards Network.  Then if you eat at 1 of Rewards Network’s ~10,000 locations, you can earn an additional 3X to 5X points.

Reminder Use Your Chase Sapphire Preferred For Dining And Earn 3X Points Today

Register Your Chase Sapphire Card for Free with Rewards Network

You can earn points with many airlines and hotels.

Reminder Use Your Chase Sapphire Preferred For Dining And Earn 3X Points Today

Rewards Network Partners Include Southwest, United Airlines, Hilton Hotels, and More

With Rewards Network you earn up to 5 points per $1 spent.  So a $100 meal would get you at most 500 points.

Another benefit to using Rewards Network is that it can keep your points from expiring.  For instance, American Airlines miles expire if you don’t add or use points at least once every 18 months.

Reminder Use Your Chase Sapphire Preferred For Dining And Earn 3X Points Today

Save Your American Airlines Miles With Rewards Network

An Example of How Many Points You Can Earn

Let’s say you’re focused on accumulating Southwest points.  On the 1st Friday of the month you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred card to earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points by spending $40 at a Rewards Network restaurant.

Here’s how many points you’d get:

  • 3 Ultimate Rewards Points X $40 spent at the restaurant = 120 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.
  • 5 Rewards Network Points X $40 spent at the restaurant = 200 Southwest Points

Your Chase Sapphire Preferred card allows you to transfer those 320 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio.

  • 120 Southwest miles from your Chase Sapphire Preferred
  • 200 Southwest miles from Rewards Network

So on a $40 bill you could earn 320 Southwest Points.

Reminder Use Your Chase Sapphire Preferred For Dining And Earn 3X Points Today

Only the Points You Earn From Rewards Network Will Count Towards the Companion Pass

Earning the Bonus Points Is Simple

There’s no coupon or codes to remember.  To get the extra points all you have to do use your Chase Sapphire card and you get points from 2 programs at once!

Save at More Than Just Restaurants

Chase decides what counts as a “dining” purchase.  However, many bars, pubs, and nightclubs also serve food and are counted as dining establishments.  In my experience, many of these also earn the 3X dining points, even if you only order drinks.

Reminder Use Your Chase Sapphire Preferred For Dining And Earn 3X Points Today

You Get 3X Points for More Than Just Food

Buying Gift Cards at Restaurants

You can buy restaurant gift cards directly from the restaurant to use later.

Reminder Use Your Chase Sapphire Preferred For Dining And Earn 3X Points Today

Earn the Points Today and Save the Meal for Another Time

I can’t see myself going into a restaurant on Friday just to pick up a gift card for 1 extra point per dollar.  But I know some folks who might!

Note: Buying restaurant gift cards from a supermarket with your Chase Sapphire Preferred card will NOT qualify for the 3X points.

Do You Get 3X Points When Dining Abroad?

Yes.  You get the same benefits of the Chase Sapphire Preferred even if you’re outside of the US.  And the Chase Sapphire Preferred does NOT charge foreign transaction fees.  So you will earn the same number of points per dollar.

Bottom Line

Use your Chase Sapphire Preferred card at dining establishment and earn 3X points today.  And you can combine with deal with Rewards Network account to earn even more points.

If you spend $50, you will earn 320 points. So  I wouldn’t buy dinner just to earn a few hundred points.  However, if you have plans to eat out today, use your Chase Sapphire Preferred card to earn extra points.

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4 responses to “Reminder: Use Your Chase Sapphire Preferred for Dining and Earn 3X Points Today

  1. first, I love the Hula Pie picture…they are sooooo good! and second, you have me convinced that this card is the next I should open to get the most miles for my buck!

  2. You mentioned that the RR Dining program gets 5 SWA miles per dollar spent– but that’s only if you’ve already dined a certain number of times in restaurants affiliated with the program. The base rate is 3 miles/$.

  3. Is this different than the airline dining programs? What if you have already registered your card with an airline dining program?